Formatting Text

Cascade allows you to apply preformatted styles and formats to text. In each WYSIWYG editor, you will see two drop down menus - Styles and Format.

Styles and Formats menus

When you want to change the style or formatting for a piece of text, highlight this text, and select the appropriate option from the Styles or Format menu. 

Styles - Examples

This text uses the indent style. Useful to call attention to pieces of information.

This text uses the p-large style. Useful for introductory page text.

This text uses the button style.

This text uses the button text style.

This text uses the beige block style.

This text uses the caption style. 

Table

You will notice there is also a Table style in the Styles dropdown. This style should not be used and instead you should use the Table Content Type to create a table. 

Align Right and Align Left

Align-right and align-left are options in the style drop down that align your content left or right, respectively. These styles should be used over the traditional left and right paragraph formatting icons, because they have been optimized for use in responsive design. 

Note: If you try to add formatting that is not used on the Brandeis website, it will be removed when you submit your page.

Formats - Examples

This text uses the paragraph text format.

This text uses the Heading 1 format.

This text uses the Heading 2 format. 

This text uses the Heading 3 format. 

This text uses the Heading 4 format. 

This text uses the Heading 5 format. 
This text uses the Heading 6 format. 

The Address format and Preformatted format should not be used on the Brandeis website.

Headings

Headings are more than a formatting option; headings also inform search engines and provide guidance for those navigating the website using assistive technology.

Search engines understand that an Heading 1 (h1) tag is likely the title of the page and the keywords included in that title should be flagged as important. That doesn't mean you can tag all text as h1 though! Those using assistive technology use headings to navigate the website, and it's important that headings are used in the correct order, without skipping levels.